Swiftships, Morgan City, La., announced a significant development in its collaboration with the Egyptian Navy, as the State Department approved additional funding for 93' Coast Patrol Craft (CPC) Kits and related equipment.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently confirmed its authorization for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Egyptian Government, including 93' Patrol Craft Kits and associated equipment. This approval, valued at $129 million, expands upon existing contracts with the Egyptian Navy.

"The 28-meter CPC offers high performance and multi-mission capabilities with a low lifecycle cost and easy maintenance," Swiftships president Jeffery LeLeux said in a statement announcing the agreement. "Running on diesel fuel, it achieves a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 900 nautical miles, extendable through side-by-side refueling at sea."

"This proposed sale underscores our commitment to supporting Egypt in enhancing its defense capabilities," said Dr. Tim Carter, Group CEO. "We're proud to partner with the Egyptian Navy, contributing to regional maritime security in the Mediterranean and Red Sea."

Collaboration with the Egyptian Navy began in the early 1980s, delivering the first set of eight 93' CPCs. Momentum increased with six more boats from 2008 to 2012 and an additional six  from 2016 to 2022.

Swiftships secured awards for six boats through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and 10 through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) contracts in 2022, totaling 55 vessels.

The package includes patrol boat kits, Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), Forward Looking Infrared Systems (FLIR), computer packages, technical and logistics support services, transportation, spare parts, materials, equipment, and logistical support. The investment aligns with U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, enhancing Egypt's security and stability as a significant non-NATO ally.

Swiftships' 93' CPC design measures 28.3m in length, with a displacement of approximately 104 tons. It features a stern launching well for a single rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) and is armed with two twin 23.4 mm cannons and three 12.7 mm machine guns.

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